50th Anniversary of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) Rome, Italy

Partner: BIND-UdA || 19-20 April 2015

This activity took place within the framework of the event organized for the 50th Anniversary of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) “A Bridge from the Past to the Future”, held in Rome (Italy), 19-20 April 2015. The goals of the ANDREA project and the expected impact of the novel device in sport settings were presented explaining how it could improve the understanding of the psycho-physiological mechanisms underlying sport performance. The results obtained with a first prototype of the dry electrode cap system were presented through simple graphical images and compared with the same kind of results obtained with a classic, commercial system. The ANDREA project was presented to a group of about 80 professionals in sport and exercise performance during a workshop organized by Prof. Bertollo: “Neuro-technology in sport, exercise and performance psychology”. General interest was shown and questions were asked about the expected performance of the dry-electrode EEG system and on the date of its availability to the market for sport applications. All attendants understood the potentiality of the new device under development and the possibility to monitor athletes also during their actual performances, and not just in the lab, hence improving reliability of data acquisition.